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The Happiest Days

(1999)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Even happy days come to an end. In this remarkable collection, Cressida Connolly explores the lives of children and young people who, in the wake of life-altering events, find themselves split in two. A conversation on a trip to the zoo - words that caan't be held back - heralds the end of a family; a boy watches his father fold Aunt Rose into his arms and loses his vocation; in an alarming account of sibling rivalry, a young girl grows jealous of the attention paid to her dying sister.

Each of these finely crafted stories is its own forceful and separate world where familiar emotions - love, loss, jealousy, loneliness - are dissected and shown anew. With this collection, Cressida Connolly makes an exciting and stunningly original debut.

    

Used availability for Cressida Connolly's The Happiest Days

Hardback Editions

October 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Happiest Days
Author(s): Cressida Connolly
ISBN: 0-312-26171-3 / 978-0-312-26171-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Happiest Days
Author(s): Cressida Connolly
ISBN: 1-85702-683-7 / 978-1-85702-683-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Happiest Days
Author(s): Cressida Connolly
ISBN: 0-312-28323-7 / 978-0-312-28323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Happiest Days
Author(s): Cressida Connolly
ISBN: 1-85702-715-9 / 978-1-85702-715-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Happiest Days: Short Stories
Author(s): Cressida Connolly
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon